Heading into draft season, there seems to be a consensus among football fans about who the NFL’s first quarterback selected should be this year.
Many fans believe Bryce Young is going to be the first quarterback selected and most likely the #1 overall pick in the draft once the Chicago Bears eventually end up trading the pick.
Despite that expectation, it seems there are some teams with one concern about Young heading into draft season.
According to The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, teams are concerned about the quarterbacks’ size.
Despite his slender frame, Bryce Young is still expected to be the first QB drafted this spring, NFL execs tell @jeffphowe.
But what did they think of the other quarterbacks prospects?
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Young has most commonly been discussed as the best quarterback in the class, but there are undeniably some nerves over his 5-foot-11, 192-pound frame as it relates to his durability at the professional level. Still, he’s viewed as the most likely option to be the first quarterback off the board in April, whether a team trades up with the Bears for the No. 1 pick or the Texans hold serve and select him at No. 2.
Young has been working with a nutritionist ahead of the draft in an effort to bring his weight up, which could ease the minds of some of these teams.
Regardless of his size, Young is the right pick for whoever takes the first QB off the board. He has proven over the past 2 years to be the most talented quarterback in the draft class and could quickly make an impact for whoever selects him.
Young is talented enough as a passer that he won’t need to rely on his legs to find success, which should mean all a team needs to do to make sure he stays healthy is keep him protected in the pocket.
This should be an easy decision for GMs. Hopefully they won’t let Young’s size make the wrong one.